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LINGUIST List 21.4686

Sun Nov 21 2010

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Data Quality Analyst, Factual Inc.

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        1.     Human Resources , Computational Linguistics: Data Quality Analyst, Factual Inc., CA, USA

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Data Quality Analyst, Factual Inc., CA, USA
Date: 19-Nov-2010
From: Human Resources <jobsfactual.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Data Quality Analyst, Factual Inc., CA, USA
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University or Organization: Factual Inc.
Department: Data Team
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.factual.com/jobs
Job Rank: Data Quality Analyst

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Factual is looking for fast-working, highly focused individuals with strong
attention to detail and correctness, great organizational skills, and
wide-ranging interests and areas of expertise.

Full time candidates. Two internships will also be available for the
2010-2011 academic year.

The ideal candidate would:
- Have a degree in engineering, science, or linguistics
- Be eager to learn new tools and skills related to data and analysis
- Be able to propose out-of-the-box strategies based on insights about data

Desired Skills:
- Excellent web research skills
- Familiarity with multiple languages
- Experience with data curation

- Evaluate and judge algorithmically generated data and assess data quality
- Research and analyze data on the web, including finding and evaluating
data sources and providing answers for specific data questions
- Research domain-specific data standards in a variety of subjects (eg.,
international points of interest, health, entertainment, education)
- Apply data generation software and scripts
- Thoroughly document findings, assumptions, and conclusions
- Provide feedback and direction for data acquisition and scrubbing
- Author specifications to improve data processing and natural language
processing, if appropriate

Big Pluses:
- Familiarity with Linux commands
- Regular expressions, XPath, or SQL

To apply, send a brief cover letter and resume/CV in Word or PDF format to
the email address below, or via post to the application address below. No
recruiters please.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Factual Inc.
11111 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 250
Santa Monica, CA 90025
Email Address for Applications: jobsfactual.com
Contact Information:
Human Resources
Email: jobsfactual.com

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